Table 3.20

Bill & Resolution Introductions & Enactments: 2020 Special Sessions


  Introductions Enactments/Adoptions  
FIPS State or other
jurisdiction
Duration of session** Bills Resolutions* Bills Resolutions* Measures vetoed by
governor
Length of
session
01AlabamaNo information provided for 2021 special sessionNo information provided for 2021 special sessionNo information provided for 2021 special sessionNo information provided for 2021 special session

No information provided for 2021 special session

No information provided for 2021 special sessionNo information provided for 2021 special session
02AlaskaMay 20, 2021 - June 18, 20210010030C
05ArkansasDec. 7-9, 202127191403C
04ArizonaJune 15-17, 2021201000
06CaliforniaNo special session in 2021No special session in 2021No special session in 2021No special session in 2021

No special session in 2021

No special session in 2021No special session in 2021
08ColoradoNo special session in 2021No special session in 2021No special session in 2021No special session in 2021

No special session in 2021

No special session in 2021No special session in 2021
09ConnecticutJune 15-17, 2021260003C
09ConnecticutJuly 14, 2021070001C
09ConnecticutSep. 29 - 28, 2021N/AN/AN/A

N/A

N/AN/A
10Delaware (c)June 30 2021 - Jan. 1, 202223186

5

0198C
12FloridaNo information provided for 2021 special sessionNo information provided for 2021 special sessionNo information provided for 2021 special sessionNo information provided for 2021 special session

No information provided for 2021 special session

No information provided for 2021 special sessionNo information provided for 2021 special session
15Hawaii (b)July 28 - Aug. 27, 2021020

2

04L
16IdahoNo special session in 2021No special session in 2021No special session in 2021No special session in 2021

No special session in 2021

No special session in 2021No special session in 2021
17Illinois (d)(d)(d)(d)(d)

(d)

(d)(d)
18IndianaNo special session in 2021No special session in 2021No special session in 2021No special session in 2021

No special session in 2021

No special session in 2021No special session in 2021
19IowaOct. 5, 2021; Oct. 28, 20211; 20; 21C
20Kansas (e)Nov. 22, 2021551

2

01L
21KentuckySep. 7-9, 20211364

1

2 (f)3L
22LouisianaJuly 20-21, 20212L
23MaineApr. 28 - July 19, 20213901569

1

2115L
24MarylandNo information provided for 2021 special sessionNo information provided for 2021 special sessionNo information provided for 2021 special sessionNo information provided for 2021 special session

No information provided for 2021 special session

No information provided for 2021 special sessionNo information provided for 2021 special session
25MassachusettsNo special session in 2021No special session in 2021No special session in 2021No special session in 2021

No special session in 2021

No special session in 2021No special session in 2021
26MichiganNo special session in 2021No special session in 2021No special session in 2021No special session in 2021

No special session in 2021

No special session in 2021No special session in 2021
27MinnesotaJune 14 - July 7, 20211250140019C
28MississippiNo special session in 2021No special session in 2021No special session in 2021No special session in 2021

No special session in 2021

No special session in 2021No special session in 2021
29MissouriJune 23 - 30, 20211301007L
30MontanaNo special session in 2021No special session in 2021No special session in 2021No special session in 2021

No special session in 2021

No special session in 2021No special session in 2021
31Nebraska (U)Sep. 13 - 29, 202115170013L
32NevadaNov. 12 - 16, 20212112

1

05C
33New HampshireNo special session in 2021No special session in 2021No special session in 2021No special session in 2021

No special session in 2021

No special session in 2021No special session in 2021
34New JerseyNo special session in 2021No special session in 2021No special session in 2021No special session in 2021

No special session in 2021

No special session in 2021No special session in 2021
35New Mexico (g)Mar. 30 - 31, 2021; Dec. 6 - 17, 20219; 241; 34; 7

0; 0

0; 114C
36New YorkNo information provided for 2021 special sessionNo information provided for 2021 special sessionNo information provided for 2021 special sessionNo information provided for 2021 special session

No information provided for 2021 special session

No information provided for 2021 special sessionNo information provided for 2021 special session
37North CarolinaNo special session in 2021No special session in 2021No special session in 2021No special session in 2021

No special session in 2021

No special session in 2021No special session in 2021
38North DakotaNov. 8 - 12, 202120118

1

05L
39OhioNo special session in 2021No special session in 2021No special session in 2021No special session in 2021

No special session in 2021

No special session in 2021No special session in 2021
40OklahomaNo special session in 2021No special session in 2021No special session in 2021No special session in 2021

No special session in 2021

No special session in 2021No special session in 2021
41Oregon (h)Sep. 20 - 27, 2021; Dec. 1 - 13, 20217; 12; 41; 1

0; 0

0; 08C
42PennsylvaniaNo special session in 2021No special session in 2021No special session in 2021No special session in 2021

No special session in 2021

No special session in 2021No special session in 2021
44Rhode IslandNo special session in 2021No special session in 2021No special session in 2021No special session in 2021

No special session in 2021

No special session in 2021No special session in 2021
45South CarolinaNo information provided for 2021 special sessionNo information provided for 2021 special sessionNo information provided for 2021 special sessionNo information provided for 2021 special session

No information provided for 2021 special session

No information provided for 2021 special sessionNo information provided for 2021 special session
46South DakotaNov. 8 - 10, 2021200002L
47TennesseeJan. 19 - 22, 202148164004L
48TexasJuly 8 - Aug. 6, 20213711690

50

030C
49UtahMay 19-19, 202116315

3

01C
49UtahNov. 9, 202111111

1

01C
50VermontNov. 22, 2022181

8

01C
51VirginiaAug. 2 - 8, 202132251

221

09C
53WashingtonNo information provided for 2021 special sessionNo information provided for 2021 special sessionNo information provided for 2021 special sessionNo information provided for 2021 special session

No information provided for 2021 special session

No information provided for 2021 special sessionNo information provided for 2021 special session
54West VirginiaJune 7-7, 2021977

7

51C
55WisconsinJan. 19 - Feb. 23, 20212010036C
56WyomingOct. 26 - Nov. 3, 20214101007L
13GeorgiaNov. 3, 2021 - Nov. 22, 2021171286020C

Source:

The Council of State Governments’ survey, 2022 and review of state legislative websites.

Key:

* Includes Joint and Concurrent resolutions.
** Actual adjournment dates are listed regardless of constitutional or statutory limitations. For more information on provisions, see Table 3.2, “Legislative Sessions: Legal Provisions.”
N/A — Not available.
C — Calendar day.
L — Legislative day (in some states, called a session or workday; definition may vary slightly; however, it generally refers to any day on which either chamber of the legislature is in session).
U — Unicameral legislature.

Footnotes:

(a)

Two partial or line item vetoes.

(b)

Senate special session convened to confirm judicial nominations.

(c)

The Delaware General Assembly met in the chamber(s) in special session on 5 calendar days. During this special session, the chambers did not adjourn until the calendar day they convened in regular session. Instead they recessed to the call of the chair. Technically, that means special session continued from the the day when the House convened special session to the day the House convened regular session, or 198 calendar days. (The Senate special session convened on 7/1/2021 and adjourned on 1/11/2021.)

(d)

Due to a break in session because of COVID-19, when the legislature returned May 20-23, 2020, it was considered a special session. However, those bills/resolutions passed are included in the regular session numbers on Table 3.19.

(e)

Called by Governor following receipt of legislative petition, pursuant to KSA 46-1401 et seq. The Legislature considered the topic of government overreach and COVID-19 vaccination requirements placed on employers, certain health care providers and facilities, and individuals.

(f)

Vetoes overriden by legislature: Kentucky – 2.

(g)

The total for the resolution introductions for the 2nd S.S. does not include imple resolutions. Three simple resolutions were introduced during the 2021 2nd Special Session. All three of the simple resolutions were enacted, but none of the joint or concurrent resolutions were enacted.

(h)

First special session called for congressional and legislative redistricting. Second special session dealt with rental assistance, farming/drought relief, and response to illegal marijuana cultivation.